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2 September 2014 Last updated at 08:43 ET

Ebola 'threatens' W Africa harvestsResidents of the West Point slum in Monrovia, Liberia, receive food aid on 21 August 2014.

The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.


Woman choosing between salad or chipsBrain 'can learn to eat healthily'

The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.

Workers spray pesticide in Yoyogi Park on 28 August, 2014 in Tokyo, JapanJapan tackles dengue fever outbreak

Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected.

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Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014.Ebola crisis

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